Agencies suspect that the Ludhiana court blast was roped by Gangsters Pakistan-based terror module with the help of gangsters that are local and their network in the jail of Punjab.
NIA (National Investigation Agency) could soon take over the Ludhiana blast case. The Punjab government will likely issue a request regarding the probe agency would send a proposal to the Union Home Ministry.
Meanwhile, investigating officers suspect the involvement of a Pakistan-based terror module in the blast that occurred on Thursday afternoon.
According to the senior officials involved in anti-terrorism efforts, Pakistan has adopted a new strategy to rope in gangsters who were recently brought to Pakistan from various locations and countries to execute such attacks.
Police have registered an FIR in the case under sections 302,307,124A and 120B IPC and UAPA and provisions under the Explosive Substances Act have been imposed too. During the late hours of Wednesday, NSG’s bomb data team carried out a preliminary examination from the location. Notably, this team arrived in Ludhiana from Manesar.
Sources also confirmed that the attack has been executed by Harvinder Singh with the help of his Jail network. The gangsters Khanpuria used to work in Cambodia and in 2019 was in Malaysia, while Rinda was in Punjab and fled to Pakistan.
It was also suspected that with the help of a local network in Punjab logistics were not arranged locally and could be sent through drones and transported to the location.
Last year, Punjab arrested a member of the Dilpreet-Rinda gang who had 20 cases against him. Wadhawa Singh, Chief of Babbar Khalsa helped Rinda to flee to Pakistan.
Earlier this year the NIA court framed charges against seven Khalistani operatives in the hand grenades seizure case, including Khanpuriya who is also in Pakistan, a source said.
One killed in Ludhiana court blast
One person died and 6 persons were injured in a blast inside the Ludhiana District court Complex on Thursday noon.
Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi blamed the “anti-national forces” and said the probe into the incident will be linked to an investigation in the sacrilege bid at Golden Temple and the FIR registered against SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia.
According to the sources it was found that the blast ejected in the public washroom on the second floor where the district court was functioning. The court is looking for the report from state officials and sent teams from the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and National Security Guard (NSG) to the spot.
Sources also found that it was impossible to recognize one body that who someone is that was recovered from the spot. It is also suspected that the departed person was carrying the explosive or planning to plant it. The police also did not rule out the possibility of a suicide bomb attack.
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